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Assistant Chief / Commercial Appraiser


Posted: Apr. 25, 2019

End Date: Jul. 25, 2019

  •                                                                                                Description Code:  1550-0419-131


The purpose of this position is to supervise and direct the field appraisal staff and to determine the fair market value of commercial property within Carroll County. Duties include, but are not limited to: assisting Chief Appraiser in developing goals and objectives for the department; acting as Chief Appraiser in his or her absence; compiling data obtained from site inspections; making necessary adjustments relating to construction quality, condition, and effective age; reviewing current values; valuing land for commercial purposes; and submitting recommendations to the Chief Appraiser.
This position is not a classified merit position. By signing the job description, the employee agrees and understands that this position is not covered by Civil Service and any benefits provided therein.  This position will be eligible for standard benefits such as health / life insurance, annual leave, sick leave, participation in the County’s retirement program, etc. afforded to County merit employees as outlined in the County’s personnel policies.

The following duties are normal for this job. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned. In order to qualify, applicants should possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to:

Conducts statistical reviews of sales rations and other measurement standards to insure compliance with state law and Department of Revenue rules and regulations.
Performs and supervises all phases of mass appraisal and re-evaluation work within the County including the development of pricing and valuation schedules for the valuation of land and improvements of all types of properties using any acceptable method i.e. cost, market, or income.
Appraises all commercial and industrial property in the County as necessary.
Liaison between appraisal staff and the Board of Equalization secretary for scheduling.
Testifies before the Board of Equalization and Superior Court as necessary serving as expert witness on tax assessment cases and issues.
Directs, organizes and plans the work of appraisers involved in the appraisals of residential, agricultural, commercial and industrial properties.
Supervise appraisal staff by counseling, disciplining and evaluating performance; as well as, reviewing work to ensure correct guidelines are used.
Physically go out into the field, measuring and assessing property in construction environments and with various ground conditions.
Compile data obtained from site inspections, making necessary adjustments relating to construction quality, condition, and effective age.
Draw sketches of improvements using computer programs i.e. WinGap, Marshall and Swift.
Receive and review building permits, construction plans, and current sales.
Discuss valuation methods with property owners in response to appeals.
After training; work independently in the field, following assessment and safety protocols, without direct supervision.
Establish and verify accounts for commercial property.
Review information submitted by the taxpayer or representative on various forms.
Establish sales market analysis and adjustments.
Assist with compilation of Tax Digest.
Have the knowledge and the ability to apply correctly the three approaches to value in appraising properties within jurisdiction.

Minimum Training and Experience Required to Perform Essential Job Functions
Must possess a high school diploma (or GED). Must have at least five years of increasing responsible experience in the appraisal field (if not a college graduate, eight years of experience may be substituted for the college degree) along with four years commercial appraisal experience or valuation of property, preferably within a local government - OR - any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Must possess Appraiser III Designation and have the ability to direct office procedures and techniques related to the appraisal/assessment process. Must attend Department of Revenue required classes to maintain certification (minimum 40 hours every two years).

 (ADA) MINIMUM PHYSICAL QUALIFICATIONS OR STANDARDS REQUIRED TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCITONS: Must be physically able to operate a variety of automated office machines.  Must be able to use body members to work, move or carry objects or materials. Must be able to exert up to twenty (20) pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to ten (10) pounds of force frequently.  Physical demand requirements are at levels of those for active work.  Must be able to lift and/or carry weight of twenty (20) pounds.
                                       SALARY: $60,000.00 Annual Salary
                    DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING APPLICATIONS:  Open Until Filled
Applicants must be 21 years of age, pass a physical, drug‑screen, and criminal background check prior to employment.
Applications are available on the Carroll County website: < www.carrollcountyga.com >.
Send resume, three (3) references, and completed application to:  Fax # 678-390-6245 - OR - by mail to:
Carroll County Board of Commissioners ● Human Resources Department ● PO Box 338, Carrollton, GA 30112
 Carroll County is an Equal Opportunity Employer